The Inheritors


The Inheritors Review

In 1930s rural Austria, a crazy old peasant woman kills the farmer who runs the estate on which she works. The misanthropic farmer leaves the land to the peasants on his staff just out of spite for humanity, and sparks fly among the dim-witted "one-seventh farmers" and their greedy next-door neighbor, culminating in one tragedy after another. A not entirely successful trip from comedy to drama, though the first half is a far more interesting picture.

Think of it as Animal Farm without the animals. Which I guess just makes it Farm.

Aka Die Siebtelbauern.

The Inheritors

Facts and Figures

Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Friday 9th October 1998

Distributed by: Stratosphere Entertainment

Production compaines: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft GmbH, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Lukas, as Emmy, as Severin, Tilo Prückner as Großknecht, as Danninger, as Alte Nane, Elisabeth Orth as Rosalind, Werner Prinz as Ganders